Friday, August 29, 2014

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner | Review

The Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner pen is one of the few makeup products that I use on a daily basis and absolutely cannot live without. I first started using this liner over 2 years ago and have tried various other liquid liners; however, I've yet to find any liquid liner that I love as much as this one. I really love the ultra-thin brush tip that doesn't fray or lose it's sharp point like felt-tip liners do. The formula is also amazing: smooth, long-lasting, not runny and not too dry. When in contact with water, it doesn't run/smudge unless you rub at it. 

My personal preference for eyeliner is liquid since I find it's faster/easier to apply than gel liners and gives a more precise/clean finish than pencil liners. The other liquid liners I have tried either have a sub-par applicator tip/brush and a great formula, or a decent applicator tip but the formula is lacking.

Price: $18 for 0.02 oz

- ultra fine brush tip allows for precise application
- brush tip doesn't fray 
- applies very smoothly and doesn't skip
- does not run 
- lasts all day without fading/smudging
- water resistant, yet easy to remove at the end of the day with makeup remover

- not the most pigmented
It does apply black, but there are other formulations out there that are a more opaque black (Kat Von D autograph liner, UD 24/7 liquid liner, Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner). I actually like the pigmentation as it doesn't look harsh if I'm going for a more nautral makeup look, but I can see why some may complain about the pigmentation. My personal experience is that the darker formulations tend to run/smudge.

Overall, I have yet to find any liquid liner (or any eyeliner) that I love as much as the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I would recommend this liner to anyone who loves liquid eyeliner! It's especially a great choice for makeup beginners who may have trouble with other liquid liners. I also think it's a great option for those who love doing the cat eye/winged eyeliner look, as the ultra-fine brush tip makes it so extremely easy to create that perfect flick. 

The Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Eyeliner+Serum is a similar brush-tip eyeliner pen that works well and stays put, but it runs out way more quickly than the Kat Von D tattoo liner pen. I also like Kat Von D's Autograph Eyeliner which has a darker pigmentation than the pen; however, the brush tip of the autograph liner is a lot softer/flexible than the pen, so it takes more practice. I have also tried the K-Palette tattoo liner pen which has almost the same brush tip as Kat Von D, but the formula was way too runny.  The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is one of the very few liners I've repurchased time and time again.

More Photos:

This precise brush tip is what makes this liner better than any other out there.

Just look how fine and precise the brush tip is!


  1. This liner is the best because of the super thin brush tip. I wish it were darker but I don't mind going over the line twice. I would recommend beginners to try this if they want to start using liquid liner

    1. Yes! I totally agree with you : ) This is definitely great for beginners who want to start trying liquid eyeliner!